The unbearable lightness of molecular biology
- PhD, Cell Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Leicester
- MSc, Molecular Microbiology, University of Aveiro
- BSc, Biology, University of Aveiro
- Current Affiliation
Originally from Portugal where he did his BSc in Biology and a Master’s in Molecular Microbiology, António then moved to the United Kingdom to pursue his PhD studies in Cell Physiology and Pharmacology. His thesis work, Novel NMDA receptor splice variants, sparked an interest in the regulation of alternative mRNA splicing and a move to the MPI-CBG (Germany) where he started his journey into genomics data analysis.
As a bioinformatician, António has held positions in a Sequencing Facility extending his knowledge of sequencing technologies, and then as an embedded bioinformatician in the group of Prof. René Ketting (IMB, Germany), where for four and a half years he was involved in several fruitful collaborations with colleagues including projects in condensate biology. In his previous position at the Scientific Computing Facility of the MPI-CBG, Antonio worked on a wide-range of data from long-read sequencing to proteomics.
Outside work, António can be found on a soccer pitch, cooking with the family or writing a blog post or two about coding in R or food.